Commission publishes survey results on cross border shopping


The Commission published two major surveys on cross-border shopping in the EU. The surveys look at both the consumer and business experience of, and attitudes to, cross-border shopping.

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They are relevant in the context of the Commission's Green Paper on Consumer Protection and follow-up communication (see IP/02/842). They reveal that only 13% of EU consumers made a cross-border purchase in the last 12 months and that most of these purchases were on shopping, holiday or business trips. 45% of businesses said harmonisation would increase their cross-border sales.


MMR 2002, Heft 12, XIII